Sunny Spring Inspiration!

The infectious smile on Garance’s face below says it all: Springtime is here and the promise of sunnier days are upon us. After falling in love with Garance’s light lemon coat there is no denying that we’re warming up to the idea of adding pops of color to your home or wardrobe in celebration of the new season. And no color has us more electrified than striking yellow!


Now, you only need a small dose of yellow to make a major statement. A buttery yellow is just the right amount of color to cheer up a neutral outfit and a jolt of the hue on a pillow {or on a ceiling, hello!} brings a burst of energy to your space like no other color can. It’s just the color that we think of when Spring springs to mind. Each of the yellow picks below are most certainly makin’ us smile!


get your shop on: pillow // pants // makeup // sunglasses // book //  candle // pumps // chair 


Those silk floral jogger pants are purrrr-fect for Spring, especially paired with those amazing sherbet yellow pumps! Yes, please, I could work with that. What do you think of yellow? Is it a go? Or are you pumpin’ your brakes screaming red light?!


image 1 via Muuto // 2 via Yvonne Kone // photography by Line Klein // 3 via Elle Decor Italia // 4 via A Love is Blind // 5 via Hanne Fuglbjerg

I Love Australia & Today It Loves Me Back!

Long before we took our trip Down Under {last November already!}, I was a huge fan of Australian design magazines. The stacks in the office are proof of my devotion to Aussies’ great taste. So imagine my surprise and utter disbelief when I discovered Inside Out Magazine considered this little ole’ site one their six top blogs to bookmark for their April issue!

Omg, omg, omg, O.M.G!!

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It’s pretty dang special to see some of your work in print, especially one of your proudest moments {if you missed when we styled and Aubrie Pick photographed this epic tabletop, you can check it out here}. I am so humbled and grateful that a publication like Inside Out considers Apartment 34 a destination for inspiration.

And if you don’t know Inside Out – consider yourself warned. You will have a new magazine addiction on your hands. Just check out this spread from the April Issue {I mean that cover alone, hellloooooo.}

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These snaps are enough to turn even a color-phobe like me into a believer. Pastels for spring? Now I’m saying bring it on!

The best part is you don’t have to wait for Inside Out to hit the shelves of your local internatioanl magazine store. The new issue is available for your tablet right now {Zinio, Apple, GooglePlay – whatever you fancy!}. I’m a huge fan of reading magazines on my iPad for easy bookmarking, ie screenshots. They are my breadcrumbs for future blogging research!

I cannot thank Inside Out enough for including our site in the magazine. This weekend just got off to a particularly fantastic start!

images courtsey of Inside Out // styling by Julia Green // photography by Armelle Habib

Introducing: Terra Incognita

Finding {good!} affordable art is often one of the most difficult things to unearth in the world of design. I think I can name all accessible and awesome art sources on one hand. One hand! So it’s extremely exciting that our world recently got a little brighter {and plenty more art-full!} with the launch of Terra Incognita, the print shop of my friend and ever-talented photographer, Emily Johnston!


A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited into Emily’s New York apartment for a glass of wine and a sneak peek at her new series! Lifted straight from her travels and the Instagrams she uses to capture them, Em has the amazing ability to evoke such depth and emotion from a single moment in time. Understated…thought-provoking… simply beautiful. I have a distinct feeling I’m going to be quickly amassing quite a Terra Icognita collection! In fact, as soon as I saw the test prints in her apartment I bought two for the Loft, right on the spot {reveal coming soon, swear}!


I am so giddy to have her work in my home {finally!} and she makes it so easy! You simply order prints from her online shop that just so happen to look tres chic in these West Elm frames! Amazing, right? And yes, the pieces are just as gorge in person as they are in all these killer shots!

After seeing the way Emily styled the prints in her own apartment {which you can see more of in this issue of Rue Magazine b.t.dubs}, I’m so tempted to buy every single one and what’s dangerous is you almost can! The prints are sold in sets or individually and get this: each print is only $52!! Now that’s a screamin’ deal if you ask me.


Whether you have bare walls and have been searching for the perfect piece to fill the void or are under the mindset that you can never have enough art in your home and you love supporting emerging artists {me!}, you must check out Emily’s shop. Let’s all hop on the mission of beautifying the earth, one Terra Incognita print at a time!

PS – to celebrate her launch, Emily is offering 20% OFF + FREE SHIPPING with the code: TAKEOFF. I would get while the gettin’ is oh so good people!

images c/o Emily Johnston